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Arkell Museum

Exhibition Detail
American Tonalism: Paintings of Poetry and Soul
2 Erie Boulevard
Canajoharie, NY 13317


February 27th, 2010 - June 6th, 2010
 
Landscape with Cattle, George InnessGeorge Inness, Landscape with Cattle
© Courtesy of Arkell Hall Foundation Collection
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The Tonalist style of painting was embraced by many American artists from the 1880s through the early 20th century. The two European styles that influenced the development of American Tonalism were Aestheticism as it was practiced by the American expatriot James Abbot McNeill Whistler; and the French Barbizon style as it was spiritually interpreted by George Inness. A limited, muted palette and a misty poetic interpretation of landscape characterize tonalist works.


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